Cosmo Vitelli

Real Name:
Benjamin Boguet
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Cosmo Vitelli hasn’t slept since 1973. Instead, he’s replaced slumber with the tireless exploration of dance music, sharing his finds as an accomplished DJ and label manager but also as an esteemed producer, with heaps of records, remixes and edits under his belt.

After spending his childhood between West Africa and Central France, a young Cosmo Vitelli moves to Paris in the early 90s. More indie kid than clubber, closer to rock, post-punk, and krautrock than techno, he plays guitar in various rock bands until he figures out he’s having more fun fiddling with a 4-track recorder and a sampler than with guitars.

He releases his first in 1998 on Etienne de Crécy’s Solid, followed by a string of EPs and remixes that are now part of the DNA of this golden era for French electronic music, notably his album Clean which Virgin releases in 2003. After a stint in the ruthless world of majors, Cosmo Vitelli creates I’m a Cliché in 2004. His fiercely independent label stands out to this day in the underground electronic music landscape for its uncompromising approach, simultaneously paying tribute to venerable figures and taking risks by exploring music from the margins, with a distinctive knack for finding talented artists before they break through (such as Simian Mobile Disco, Azari & III, Moscoman and Red Axes).

In parallel, he’s rekindled his love for guitars and pop music with Bot’Ox, Vitelli’s side-project with Julien Briffaz of Tekel. They released EPs on labels such as DFA and DC Recordings, LPs on I’m a Cliché and toured extensively, even scoring a gig at L’Olympia in Paris.

Currently based in Berlin where he’s relocated his studio, Cosmo is back to releasing music under his own name. He’s already released two EPs on I’m a Cliché and an LP of edits and reworks, as part of the Edit Service series. When he is not in the studio or travelling for gigs, he curates No Weapon Is Absolute along with DJ Sundae for a monthly show on London’s NTS radio.
2019 is set to be a busy year for him, with an LP for Malka Tuti to be released in two parts, one in Spring and the other in Fall, along with an EP on Ivan Smagghe’s Les Disques De La Mort in September
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Albums

SLD 015 CD, SLD 015CD, VVR 1004582 Cosmo Vitelli - Vidéo album art Cosmovitelli* Vidéo (Album) Disques Solid, Disques Solid, V2 SLD 015 CD, SLD 015CD, VVR 1004582 France 1998 Sell This Version
ASW 724381235829 Cosmo Vitelli - Clean album art Cosmo Vitelli Clean (Album) Virgin, Disques Solid, Labels ASW 724381235829 US 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SOLID 010 EP, SLD 010 EP Cosmo Vitelli - Cosmo Vitelli album art Cosmo Vitelli Cosmo Vitelli (EP) Disques Solid, V2 SOLID 010 EP, SLD 010 EP France 1998 Sell This Version
SLD 014 CDM Cosmo Vitelli - We Don't Need No Smurf Here album art Cosmo Vitelli We Don't Need No Smurf Here (Maxi, EP) Disques Solid SLD 014 CDM France 1998 Sell This Version
SLD 032 EP Cosmo Vitelli - Party Day album art Cosmo Vitelli Party Day (Maxi, Single) Disques Solid, Labels, Virgin France S.A. SLD 032 EP France 2000 Sell This Version
72435468830 Cosmo Vitelli - Robot Soul album art Cosmo Vitelli Robot Soul (Maxi, Single) Labels, Virgin Music, Disques Solid 72435468830 France 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5 53153 6 6 Cosmo Vitelli - Icons album art Cosmo Vitelli Icons(12") Labels 7243 5 53153 6 6 France 2003 Sell This Version
7243 5 53152 6 7 Cosmo Vitelli - Alias album art Cosmo Vitelli Alias(12") Labels 7243 5 53152 6 7 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
VISA 7156 Cosmo Vitelli - Clean album art Cosmo Vitelli Clean(CD, Maxi, Promo) Virgin VISA 7156 France 2003 Sell This Version
KITSUNÉ 013 Cosmo Vitelli - Inflation  /  Dance With Me album art The Whitest Boy Alive / Cosmo Vitelli The Whitest Boy Alive / Cosmo Vitelli - Inflation / Dance With Me(10") Kitsuné Music KITSUNÉ 013 France 2004 Sell This Version
CLICHÉ 006 Cosmo Vitelli - This Is Not A Pill Song album art Cosmo Vitelli This Is Not A Pill Song(12") I'm A Cliché CLICHÉ 006 France 2005 Sell This Version
CLICHÉ 005 Cosmo Vitelli - I Like To Move It album art Cosmo Vitelli I Like To Move It(12") I'm A Cliché CLICHÉ 005 France 2005 Sell This Version
CLICHÉ 009 Cosmo Vitelli - Delayer album art Cosmo Vitelli Delayer (Single) I'm A Cliché CLICHÉ 009 France 2006 Sell This Version
CLICHÉ 013 Cosmo Vitelli - Le Radiateur album art Cosmo Vitelli Le Radiateur(12") I'm A Cliché CLICHÉ 013 France 2007 Sell This Version
CLICHE033 Cosmo Vitelli - Night Dogs EP album art Cosmo Vitelli Night Dogs EP(12") I'm A Cliché CLICHE033 France 2011 Sell This Version
CLICHÉ064D Cosmo Vitelli - Last Train To Marzahn album art Cosmo Vitelli Last Train To Marzahn (EP) I'm A Cliché CLICHÉ064D France 2016 Sell This Version
CLICHE066 Cosmo Vitelli - Cosmo Vitelli album art Cosmo Vitelli Cosmo Vitelli(12") I'm A Cliché CLICHE066 France 2017 Sell This Version
EDITSERVICE 004 Cosmo Vitelli - Special Delivery Vol. 4 album art CV* Special Delivery Vol. 4(2x12") Edit Service EDITSERVICE 004 France 2018 Sell This Version
MTLP005A Cosmo Vitelli - Holiday In Panikstrasse Part 1 album art Cosmo Vitelli Holiday In Panikstrasse Part 1 Malka Tuti MTLP005A Germany 2019 Sell This Version
Malka Tuti LP 005 B digital Cosmo Vitelli - Holiday In Panikstrasse Part 2 album art Cosmo Vitelli Holiday In Panikstrasse Part 2 (EP) Malka Tuti Malka Tuti LP 005 B digital Germany 2019 Sell This Version
DLM024 Cosmo Vitelli - Un Episode Psychotique EP album art Cosmo Vitelli Un Episode Psychotique EP (EP) Les Disques De La Mort DLM024 UK 2019 Sell This Version

Compilations

CLICHÉ 066 Cosmo Vitelli - 10 Tracks That Might Help You For Cooking But Would Clear The Dancefloor album art Cosmo Vitelli 10 Tracks That Might Help You For Cooking But Would Clear The Dancefloor(CD, Comp, Mixed) I'm A Cliché CLICHÉ 066 France 2016 Sell This Version
none Cosmo Vitelli - Mix Electro Divers album art Cosmo Vitelli Mix Electro Divers(CDr, Comp, Mixed, Promo, Pla) Disques Solid, Labels none Unknown Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

Tsugi 25 Cosmo Vitelli - Empty Ballroom 2009 album art Cosmo Vitelli's* Empty Ballroom 2009(CD, Mixed, Promo) Tsugi Tsugi 25 France 2009 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Cosmo Vitelli - Interview album art Cosmo Vitelli Interview(CDr, Promo, Int) Disques Solid, Labels none 2002 Sell This Version